General Programing

GENERAL PROGRAMS

Make Lab: DIY Recycled-Tire Garden Seat

Sat. Aug26th 11-12:30p.m.

Weave a garden floor seat using sports rope and repurposed tires. Parents must stay with children during program. Regular admission + $5 material fee. Call or email the museum to RSVP — seats are limited.

Mini Petting Zoo 

Sat. September  9th 10-12p.m.

Do you love animals? Get up close and hands-on with various warm and furry critters while learning about them too. Free with regular admission.

GROSSOLOGY LAB: BONE DISSECTION 

Saturday, Oct.14th Two sessions: 11-noon and 12:15-1:15p.m.

Ewww gross! Get hands-on with Bloomsburg University’s Biology Club for a one-hour grossology activity using real scientists’ equipment. Take part in a  Dissection Lab with Drs. Jennifer Vendetti and Angela Hess of Bloomsburg University. Free with regular admission. Space is limited. Call the museum to RSVP. Recommended for ages 7+.

Turkey Day

Nov. 25th 11-1p.m.

Families are invited to a day of feathery fun at the museum with turkey crafts and games, plus get your picture taken with live turkeys! Wear a turkey on your shirt for $1 off.

First Fridays — Open ‘till Eight

The museum will be OPEN UNTIL 8p.m. the first Friday of every month! Special activities for the whole family. Check Facebook for details.

Culture Cafe: Global Meets Local *NEW*

Join us for an evening of storytelling, song, tastings, and crafts from places like India, Turkey, Colombia, Italy, Iran and Japan. Monthly on first Friday 6-7p.m. Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1 Check Facebook for details. Included with regular admission.

EXPECTING PARENTS RESOURCE CLASSES

This FREE monthly class, held each First Friday 7-8.m., is led by experienced childbirth educator and doula, Virginia Rivenbark, covers a range of topics like writing a birth plan, breastfeeding resources, preventing baby blues and more! Enjoy refreshments and meet other expecting parents. Check Facebook for details. Spaces are limited, please RSVP by the end of day prior to event by emailing preparingforbirthandbeyond@yahoo.com or calling the museum. No Class in Sept.

 Meet the Masters: An Art Workshop Series

It’s never too early to introduce art through exploring “the masters” like Monet, O’Keefe, and Picasso. Try the masters’ styles with a hands-on family art project. RSVP by contacting the museum. Recommended for ages 5+. Free with regular admission.

Pablo Picasso: Guitar Lessons From a Painter Sat. Sept. 2nd 11a.m.-noon

Gustav Klimt: The Tree of Life Sat. Oct. 28th 11a.m.-noon

Families with Special Needs Night

Friday, September 15th 6-8p.m.

During this unique program, the museum is open just for families with special needs. Extra staff will be on hand to help you and your family get the most out of the museum’s exhibits and activities. Admission is FREE for families with special needs members. All ages welcome.

 SPARK LAB: BRINGING SCIENCE TO LIFE

Invent, experiment, and explore at this monthly lab that ignites curiosity about the world around us. Free with regular admission. Check Facebook for details.

  • Mini Petting Zoo Sept. 9th 11-1pm
  • Grossology Lab: Dissection October 14th Session A 11-noon & 12:15-1:15pm
  • Science of Gingerbread Nov. 11th 11-1pm
  • Santa Circuits – Dec. Dec. 23 11-1pm

 TWO-DOLLAR TUESDAYS

Third Tuesday of the month, $2 admission all day! The Exchange will host hands-on Art Cart projects 10-2pm.

HOMESCHOOL HANGOUTS

Every other Wednesday 11-1p.m. during the school year beginning Oct. 4th-Dec 13, resumes in January. Parent/child activities designed to complement concepts taught in homeschool curriculum, grades K-12. Discounted admission for homeschool families ($5/person).

Fall topics include: Crazy Chemistry, Ecology, Microbiology, Science of Gingerbread, Geology, Holiday Customs Around the World.

CONTESTS & OFF SITE Programs 

Third Annual Children’s Museum Competitive Science Fair

Students in grades 4-8 are invited to enter a project in the fair which will take place on January 18, 2018. To enter a project, complete the registration form found on our website or pick one up at the Museum’s office.  Registration forms are due no later than November 17, 2017.  CASH PRIZES are awarded to top 3 projects in each grade. NASCO gift cards are awarded to top 3 teachers or homeschooling groups with the most students participating.

 Second Annual Gingerbread House Competition and Display

Don’t miss the sights and smells of our Gingerbread House Competition and Display.  Enter your own creation or enjoy viewing this amazing edible art by local artisans and  kid hobbyists alike. Adult, family, and kids categories! Registration forms on our website and the Museum’s office. Entry drop-off is Thursday December 7th. December 9th, winners will be announced at the Gingerbread Village Reception, 10-12p.m. Gingerbread creations will be on display from December 9th – December 31st, 2017.

Pre-show Activities Lightwire Theater: Electric Christmas

December 2nd 1-2p.m. Free children’s activities — Santa Circuits, Black Light Experiments, and neon art projects.  Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.